Automation Programming Reference [Automation]
The Automation Programmer's Reference provides procedural and reference information for Automation.
While Automation (formerly called OLE Automation) runs on other platforms, the focus of this content is on the applications that use the Microsoft Windows 32-bit operating system, the C++ and Microsoft Visual Basic programming languages.
To get the most out of this content, you should be familiar with:
The Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT programming environments.
The OLE protocols that are implemented through dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) and used in conjunction with other Windows-based programs.
The Component Object Model (COM).